|Overview - 2 Kings 8|
|1||The Shunammite, having left her country seven years, to avoid the forewarned famine, for Elisha's miracle's sake has her land restored by the king.|
|7||Hazael, being sent with a present by Ben-hadad to Elisha at Damascus, after he had heard the prophecy, kills his master, and succeeds him.|
|16||Jehoram's wicked reign in Judah.|
|20||Edom and Libnah revolt.|
|23||Ahaziah succeeds Jehoram.|
|25||Ahaziah's wicked reign.|
|28||He visits Joram, being wounded, at Jezreel.|
2 Kings 8:21 (King James Version)
So Joram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him: and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots: and the people fled into their tents.
- Zair is supposed by Calmet and others to be the same as Ser, the country of Seir the Horite, inhabited by the Edomites or Idumeans. Probably the former was a dialectical pronunciation of the latter.